October 29, 2010: Just As Abraham Lincoln Told You
Amazon once had a special page set up dissing LCD screens versus eInk. That special page has been deleted. See “eInk 101″ link is gone.
Here’s the discussion thread that contains the same URL:
The Amazon Kindle team says:
We frequently get feedback from customers that they did not fully appreciate how different Kindle’s E Ink-based display is from traditional LCD screens until they got their Kindle and experienced it for themselves. We’ve added a section near the top of the Kindle product page titled “E-Ink 101″ that helps explain how electronic ink works, how it differs from a traditional backlit LCD screen, and why it’s the best choice for reading. Here is link to the Kindle product page: Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display
I never screensnapped that page, but I did get this bit that caused a ruckus months ago:
I’m not the only one to notice this:
Amazon had micro-photographs of Kindle and iPad screens back when they didn’t have a LCD tablet themselves. See the source of those:
It’s too bad Amazon couldn’t find a way to keep the truth and instead resorted to this. Barnes & Noble never seemed to have a problem when it introduced the NookColor.